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Webinar: Diverse Consumers with Disabilities – Nielsen Research on the Economics of Households with Disabilities

Learn about Nielsen’s innovative research into the economics of prevalent, diverse consumers with disabilities

The fact that 1 in 5 Americans live with some form of disability has a significant economic impact on our country. However, that impact isn’t always easy to quantify, qualify or study. Nielsen’s Omnibus Panel Survey is studying that impact and quantifying those connections.

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Webinar: Baby Boomers, Acquired Disabilities & Stay-at-Work Strategies with Jennifer Christian, MD

Learn about the innovative work being done by Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH President and Chief Medical Officer, Webility

Disability is the minority group that anyone can join at any time due to accident, illness or injury. The life experience of acquiring a disability can result in serious disruptions to a person’s life, health and employment. The road to recovery or adapting to a new reality can be a complex and confusing process. Yet there is a critical gap at the center of that process. Assuring a good “big picture” outcome for a working person with a health-related life and employment disruption is not in any professional’s job description today.

Instead, this important task typically defaults to the person who acquires a disability and their family. Together or alone, they face the challenge of navigating complex systems of health, disability and workers’ compensation. As a result, some people fall through this gap in the social fabric and end up with avoidable outcomes.

Jennifer Christian, MD’s life work has been about bridging that gap. From founding Webility to draw attention to this hole in the social fabric to helping doctors, employers, benefits payers and other stakeholders establish better communications, Dr. Christian has been an innovator and thought leader. Dr. Christian has dedicated her life to get people the support they need to remain functional, independent, and able to participate fully in human life, including work.

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Webinar: Successful Disability Employment Strategies-Lessons from Staples, Pepsi and other leading Employers

Join us for a free webinar to learn about Disability Solutions’ incredible work on jobs for people with disabilities.

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
1:30pm Eastern Time
12:30pm Central Time
11:30am Mountain Time
10:30am Pacific Time

Live Captioning Provided. Free of Charge.

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Speakers: Kevin McCloskey, Director of Partnership Development and Kris Foss, Managing Director – Disability Solutions @Ability Beyond

“Disability Solutions, a corporate disability consulting firm, is changing minds and changing lives through their work with Pepsi, Synchrony Financial, Staples and other employers across the country. Disability Solutions’ clients have hired over 350 people with disabilities, including veterans, over the past five years through the planning and implementation of a strategic approach focused on driving business results. Managing Director, Kris Foss, and Director of Partnership Development, Kevin McCloskey, will discuss best practices and tips on bridging the gap between employers and the community partners who serve all jobseekers with disabilities that have produced real outcomes.”

Kevin McCloskey HeadshotSpeaker: Kevin McCloskey Director of Partnership Development at Disability Solutions, a division of Ability Beyond. As the Director of Partnership Development at Disability Solutions, Kevin is responsible for coordinating relationships with federal, state and local partners to meet the business development goals of Disability Solutions. Working closely with team members to engage with all project stakeholders, consultants, business champions, local partners, Kevin helps advance critical employment goals at Disability Solutions.

Kris Foss HeadshotSpeaker: Kris Foss, Managing Director – Disability Solutions @Ability Beyond. When asked about her work by Forbes Magazine, Kris said that “Our clients are leading the way and as early market champions will realize maximum returns in both talent and market reach. There are several opportunities here for corporations and the time is now to lead in this space.” At Disability Solution, Kris is at the front lines of advancing employment for people with disabilities, developing compliance strategies and improving HR systems. Disability Solutions is not only a true solution for companies and people with disabilities, it is a well-constructed and original approach to a widespread challenge – the recruitment and retention of a capable and reliable workforce.

Webinar: Disability Inclusion Planning Toolkit Workshop

Learn about The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Disability Inclusion Planning Toolkit, an interactive online tool that provides a roadmap to help all organizations advance inclusion of people with disabilities.

*This webinar is for everyone, not just those who work at faith-based organizations.*

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WEBINAR: Lessons on Putting Faith to Work

A Conversation about Faith, Disability and Inclusion Resources with Bill Gaventa, M.Div and Joe Timmons

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Featuring:

Bill Gaventa, M.Div., Summer Institute on Theology and Disability, National Collaborative on Faith and Disability, Texas Faith Inclusion Network on Disability
Joe Timmons, Research Fellow, Institute on Community Inclusion

Years ago, Rev. Bill Gaventa said, “in every faith community, there is a scriptural basis for welcome and hospitality.” Over the course of his career, he has worked hard across the country on issues at the intersection of faith, disability and inclusion. He has worked with dozens of congregations of different faiths to promote the lives and value of people with disabilities.

Faith organizations have a unique role supporting job seekers with disabilities. Not only can religious organizations drive inclusion, they also can help prepare people for work.

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WEBINAR: The Best Buddies Difference: Friendship and Skills Leading to Success

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Featuring:

Jessica Patton, Deputy Director
Andrea Schonenberg, Senior Director, Jobs Program Best Buddies International

The mission of Best Buddies International is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

 

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WEBINAR: Youth with Disabilities, Training and Employment Success-Lessons on Best Practices from Project SEARCH

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During this webinar, we discussed lessons from Project SEARCH’s work with youth with disabilities and how to apply those lessons to other workforce programs. The insights from Project SEARCH offer critical lessons learned about serving youth with disabilities. Learn key insights that can apply to other workforce programs including various ways to break down tasks, support different learning styles and how to accommodate different disabilities.

Featuring:

Paula Johnson, M.S.,Program Specialist Project SEARCH
Lisa M. Enright, M.Ed. Project SEARCH Instructor – Bayhealth

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WEBINAR: Sexual Violence and People with Disabilities-Lessons on Prevention, Protection and Survival from RAINN

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Featuring

Scott Berkowitz, President, RAINN
Jennifer Marsh, Vice President of Special Projects, RAINN

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. We will discuss the sexual violence experienced by too many people with disabilities. Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey shows that an average of 59,000 adults with disabilities are raped or sexually assaulted each year. Approximately half of all adults with cognitive disabilities will experience 10 or more sexually abusive incidents in their lifetime. Join us for this vital conversation, where RAINN’s leaders will share with us their lessons on prevention and protection.

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WEBINAR: Leadership, Process and Results

Lessons from South Dakota’s Jacqueline Sly

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Jacqueline Sly

Featuring

Jacqueline Sly, former Representative, South Dakota House of Representatives

A former teacher and state legislator, Jacqueline shares insights gained from her incredible leadership on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force. RespectAbility is deeply committed to sharing insights, ideas and recommendations from leaders across the country.

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WEBINAR: Hollywood, Media & Disability

Fighting Stigmas and Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities

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Featuring

Jenni Gold, editor, screenwriter, director and founder of Gold Pictures, Inc.
John Tucker, cast member of Emmy-award winning Born This Way and rap artist
Gail Williamson, talent agent and head of the Diversity Department at Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates

Moderated By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President of RespectAbility

We at RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and expanding opportunities for people with disabilities, have been working with several partners within the entertainment industry on the full inclusion of people with disabilities – in front and behind the camera. The webinar was part of the process of creating a Community of Practice to work on the closely connected issues of disability, diversity, inclusion, poverty and media.

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